Emotional competence and work performance: The mediating effect of proactivity and the moderating effect of job autonomy

Tae Yeol Kim, Daniel M. Cable, Sang Pyo Kim, Jie Wang

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    Abstract

    This paper proposes and tests a model where emotional competence influences work performance through employees' proactive behaviors toward their supervisors. Results from 196 supervisor-employee pairs supported that emotional competence was positively associated with proactive behaviors, and proactive behaviors were positively associated with both task effectiveness and social integration. In addition, proactive behaviors significantly mediated the relationships between emotional competence and work performance, although this was mostly true of followers who had a higher degree of autonomy in their work.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)983-1000
    Number of pages18
    JournalJournal of Organizational Behavior
    Volume30
    Issue number7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Applied Psychology
    • Sociology and Political Science
    • Psychology (all)
    • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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